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Riding Clinic on Crete


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This intensive program teaches the new rider the English riding style in a very direct approach. In the end of the course, the rider is able to walk and trot independently, feeling secure on and around the horse. The rider will be able to make an easy outside trip, tack the horse and start cantering (depending on the rider's ability). According to our experience we know that sportive riders even learn to canter independently.

Day 1: Arrival
Arrival in Heraklion (also known as Iraklion) and transfer to the four-star equestrian resort, Country Hotel Velani****, located near Chersonissos.
Meals included: Dinner
Overnight at Country Hotel Velani****


Day 2: Vaulting Lesson
Private lesson on the lunge without saddle but with blanket, the rider holds a vaulting band. Lesson concentrates on finding balance, rider position and sitting trot. If rider has a good balance also a few strides canter are practiced.
Riding approx. 30 minutes
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Country Hotel Velani****


Day 3: Private Lesson
Private lesson on the lunge with saddle. Learning the body position with stir ups, sitting trot without holding hands on the saddle and learning the rising trot. Then, lesson in tacking and brushing the horse (30 min).
Riding approx. 30 minutes
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Country Hotel Velani****


Day 4: Group Lesson
Group lesson with the other starters (for the first time independent riding). Learning how to hold the reins, steer and stop the horse. Practice the use of the lacks as learned before on the lunge. Learning to brush and tack the horse, each rider prepares its own horse with the help of the instructor.
Riding approx. 1 hour
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Country Hotel Velani****


Day 5: Group Lesson
Group lesson confirming the learned skills of the last day and more trot. In this lesson we do some games, like slalom race, mounting race etc, to practice the learned skills and to make the pushing lacks more effective. Everybody take its own horse out of the stable, brush it and tack it, teacher corrects mistakes.
Riding approx. 1 hour
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Country Hotel Velani****


Day 6: Trail Ride
The first careful outside hack with walk and some short trots, sometimes even already a small canter. Children continue inside with 1 hour group lesson or 30 min private lesson.
Riding approx. 1.5 hour
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Country Hotel Velani****


Day 7: Trail Ride
Another outside trip, this time with some longer trots. Children continue inside with 1 hour group lesson or 30 min private lesson.
Riding approx. 1.5 hour
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Overnight at Country Hotel Velani****


Day 8: Departure
Breakfast and departure.
Meals included: Breakfast
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Riding Clinic on Crete
Tour Code: IT-GR-SRCR03
8 days / 7 nights ~$960.00
Dates : Available all Year

Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
ABeginner
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
BNovice
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
CIntermediate
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
EAdvanced
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
   
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
   
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
   
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
   
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
   
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
   
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Season Seasons  Min / MaxReserve
B 2020 01/01 - 03/21 8d / 7n 8 day ride, AP (Low) 1 /10 Reserve
A 2020 03/22 - 10/31 8d / 7n 8 day ride, AP (High) 1 /10 Reserve
B 2020 11/01 - 12/13 8d / 7n 8 day ride, AP (Low) 1 /10 Reserve
A 2020 12/14 - 12/31 8d / 7n 8 day ride, AP (High) 1 /10 Reserve
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Tack: English - Wintec
Horses: Arab, Berber, Thoroughbreds, Warmblo...
Pace: Suitable for beginner riders. 30min- 1...

Airport: Heraklion International Airport
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